Chorus makes it easy to showcase your work on third-party platforms like Facebook and Apple News, so you can meet audiences where they are.
Here’s an overview:
Google AMP, or Accelerated Mobile Pages, is an open source framework that helps publishers create mobile-optimized content across devices. AMP represents a huge portion of Chorus traffic: 50–85% of search traffic and 30–55% of all audience traffic, depending on the network.
Chorus has AMP compatibility built in, so you can preview the AMP version that audiences will see on mobile devices when doing a Google search or opening a link from Twitter. AMP removes some embeds in its quest for speed, so keep an eye out for platform warnings before publishing.
Apple News is a curated news app that comes with every iOS and macOS device. Chorus automatically generates and publishes an Apple News version of (nearly) every new story. Some networks can send push notifications to highlight evergreen, seasonal, or trending stories in their channel.
Some embeds are incompatible with Apple News, so you may see some platform warnings. You can also choose to block stories from publishing to Apple News.
Facebook pulls in Chorus data as soon as a story is shared on their platform—whether you’re posting to your Facebook page or a reader shares a link with their friends. Chorus doesn’t send stories directly to Facebook as part of the publishing process. Instead, every story has Facebook-related metadata in the HTML markup (similar to the metadata for search engines).
Facebook will display the story’s social title, image, and description. If you try to post a story and the image or description is blank, paste the published URL into Facebook’s sharing debugger.
Chorus can publish autotweets from a network account (like @eater or @sbnation) and your own personal Twitter account. Audiences will see the story’s social title, image, and description. When they open the story, they’ll see the AMP version in most cases, but you can also preview the Twitter card on the Finalize screen.
Learn more about autotweeting from Chorus and previewing social cards.
Chorus automatically generates RSS feeds for every home and group page, with the last 10 stories in each feed. You can also contact us to set up custom feeds for third-party platforms (e.g., MSN, SocialFlow).
The standard Chorus format for RSS feeds is your-domain/rss/group-name/index.html, for example:
If you’re having trouble finding a feed URL, feel free to reach out to us—we’re happy to help!
With a whopping 91 percent of young adults among its user base, YouTube is a go-to source for entertainment, how-to videos, and news.
Chorus Video helps you manage all the moving parts of a project and seamlessly distribute video cuts to YouTube, Facebook, and syndication feeds. Or, you can publish videos and livestreams on YouTube and Chorus Video will automatically sync them in the background. To learn more, read our guide to getting started with Chorus Video.